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January, 2023

Enjoy Christmas holiday with Loulé Criativo
The month of December is traditionally a time of communion, sharing with friends and family. Loulé Criativo prepared a program that will surely make your season much more happy and full of surprises. In the town of Loulé or in the Serra, the activities are diversified and addressed to everybody. Cooking Christmas candies, donut and sweet potato cakes, preparing decorations inspired by the local heritage, are some workshops scheduled for this month and will make your Christmas more creative. From the 8th of December, at 4:30 pm, in Aldeia dos Sonhos, Holy Spirit Convent square in loule, Loulé Criativo partners invite families to do Christmas activities related to local culture and tradition. On the first day, learn how to create a mosaic with grain legumes. On the 9th, the proposal is a workshop of lime paintings to create Christmas tablets. On Sunday, December 10th, participate in an activity of figs and almonds. The following weekend, on the 16th, our Potter gathers children and adults around his wheel to learn to handle the clay. On the 17th, have fun decorating gingerbread with chocolate. These activities are part of the Christmas entertainment program of the municipality of Loulé, they are free and registration is not required.
Medronho harvest
Discover the heart of the Algarve and join the company Medronho J.R. who proposes for the 9th of December an activity of medronho harvest. Take the opportunity to experience a pleasant walk in the field, followed by medronho harvest, as well as a visit to the traditional distillery of the company Medronho J.R., passing by the fermentation and storage of the fruits, the copper boiler wood-heated culminating in the tasting of medronho spirits produced in place. Know this tradition from the inside and enjoy a lunch prepared at the Grupo Desportivo Serrano, at Monte Ruívo, enjoyed in a unique space, surrounded by the beauty of nature.
A table full of sweetness and tradition
On the 2nd of December, our partner Loulé Coreto Hostel and Dora Barradas propose a delicious workshop to learn how to prepare ganaches flavoured chocolate and produce different chocolate truffles with dried fruits and citrus fruits from the Algarve. At the end each participant will have the opportunity to surprise friends and family taking with them a box in origami with their truffles made during the workshop.
On the 9th of December, join again our partner Loulé Coreto Hostel with Luísa Teixeira and learn how to cook some dishes to your Christmas table. In a real Portuguese House, the King Cake cannot miss in the family Christmas dinner and that is why this activity is a reinterpretation of the fruitcake from a common base of quality dough, raised with natural yeast and garnished with the hell-figs, almonds, raisins, nuts, flavored with local fig brandy and orange and topped with the sweetness of the carob.
Filhós, sweet potato cakes and figs with almonds
Prepare your Christmas candies in advance with our partner Ana Figueiras, learn how to cook the famous filhós and delicious sweet potato cakes, delicacies indispensable at this time of the year in all the algarvian tables.
In the Algarve are the sweetest and tasty figs. Even today this fruit is dried, ground and cooked with almond mixture and unmistakable flavor spices to cook the so typical fig Queijinho. In this workshop, learn how to prepare this fruit, to mixt with almonds and spices and make traditional sweets of the interior of the Algarve.
Christmas decorations and honey cookies
The algarvian Barrocal hide some treasures that can give charm and naturalness to your Christmas table. Our partner, Célia Arraiolos, proposes to perform a unique candle holder or a christmas centerpiece using almonds, acorns, dried herbs and other elements of the Barrocal.
For the sweet tooth, Célia Arraiolos will also reveal some family secrets teaching how to cook delicious almond and honey biscuits, ideal to enjoy a hot tea on cold nights of winter.
Activities everyone
This Christmas, offer unforgettable experiences. The program is diverse and covers the areas of craft, art, rhythm heritage and gastronomy. With set date or by appointment, you can participle in activities related to lime painting, drums, wool, drawing, photography or sewing. See our program online.
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